Ode to the Kyusu


Discussion on virtually any teaware related item.

How many Kyusu do you own? And bonus question, how many do you use? So, 2 answers are permitted.

1
75
21%
2-3
79
22%
4-5
34
10%
6-7
7
2%
8-10
7
2%
11-14
5
1%
15 or more
5
1%
I USE 1
55
16%
2-3
55
16%
4-5
20
6%
6-7
2
1%
8-10
3
1%
11-14
2
1%
15 or more
5
1%
 
Total votes : 354

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '14, 17:43

This Yamada Sou arrived yesterday. I cannot presently justify nor afford a Jozan which run in the thousands of dollars, but this is a really nice substitution! It is stunningly rugged but with refinements learned from his family elders. It will be interesting to watch his progression, especially now owning this ...

Center stage, Tokoname Shudei Kyusu by Yamada Sou. First session.

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Drax » Feb 26th, '14, 17:56

Wonderful! I hope it brings you countless cups of joyous sencha! :mrgreen:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '14, 18:19

Thank you, Drax ... it has already begun this journey!

You may be thinking ... Moar? OK ... pardon the excess. :mrgreen:

Shudei ... RED!
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I opted for the raised lid versus the recessed versions. In fact I waited for it. Personal preference of course. I simply like the style of a raised lid.
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The wall screen handled this Yame Organic sencha from Hakinowado in stride.Image

The clay has this texture to it that cannot be denied ... it appears rougher than it is to the touch.Image
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Feb 26th, '14, 18:29

I was actually clicking the photo one post back, trying to enlarge it for a closer look, then I saw the lovely images in the next post. Very nice! It does look a bit rough to the touch--I think you should send it to me so I can verify how smooth it feels.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '14, 22:34

debunix wrote:I was actually clicking the photo one post back, trying to enlarge it for a closer look, then I saw the lovely images in the next post. Very nice! It does look a bit rough to the touch--I think you should send it to me so I can verify how smooth it feels.

Well, the first photo was a teaser as you have likely now guessed. :lol:

I will be sure to send it to you once it has completed its journey here ... please be patient. Very patient. :wink:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '14, 22:36

Now, what else was in that big box from Toru ... :twisted:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Teaism » Feb 26th, '14, 23:18

Hi Chip,
Very nice Yamada Kyushu. Congratulations for the acquisition.

Cheers!
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 27th, '14, 00:38

Teaism wrote:Hi Chip,
Very nice Yamada Kyushu. Congratulations for the acquisition.

Cheers!

Thank you kindly, Teaism.
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Noonie » Feb 27th, '14, 06:33

Chip, I couldn't do it...seems like every few days you show us pics of these beautiful kyusu's, and you speak highly of them; however, each one is new and to me that means your existing supply, including the ones you just showed us days ago, have a lower chance of being used :lol:

How many do you have now...and a prediction - how many will you have at the end of 2014?
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 27th, '14, 10:41

Sneak peek at the pot I just bought. Should be with me shortly. Was very pleased to be able to buy one of these :mrgreen: . Haven't bought any teaware for a year so definitely made up for it with the Gisui and the Tachi budget for the year is basically gone with these two pieces but actually I really haven't needed/wanted anything for a while so what the hell! Will have to use them like crazy to bring the cost per use right down into the pence :lol:

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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Teaism » Feb 27th, '14, 11:08

Alex wrote:Sneak peek at the pot I just bought. Should be with me shortly. Was very pleased to be able to buy one of these :mrgreen: . Haven't bought any teaware for a year so definitely made up for it with the Gisui and the Tachi budget for the year is basically gone with these two pieces but actually I really haven't needed/wanted anything for a while so what the hell! Will have to use them like crazy to bring the cost per use right down into the pence :lol:

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Very nice Kyushu. Is it shigaraki? I thought Hojo ran out of it. Hmmm.... My finger is getting itchy....
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 27th, '14, 12:43

He had a few tucked away this one was the only one without flaws. Yes its shigaraki rough clay. Can't believe I've got two kyusu-s recently that I've not only lusted after for many years/months but also thought were impossible to get any more.

Chip lovely Yamada.....I was close to buying but don't have room/tea money currently. Akira knows Yamada. I spoke to him about the artist and he said he's a really nice guy, humble with a great personality. Hopefully one day they will team up :lol:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Chip » Feb 27th, '14, 12:47

Alex wrote:He had a few tucked away this one was the only one without flaws. Yes its shigaraki rough clay. Can't believe I've got two kyusu-s recently that I've not only lusted after for many years/months but also thought were impossible to get any more.

Lucky you Alex, the stars must have been aligned in your favor!!! Congratulations on your new acquisitions, may they serve you well. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby Alex » Feb 27th, '14, 12:56

Thanks Chip. Is it coincidence that the Gisui and Yamada share similarities and feel? They both have 30 hole direct filters, both use a similar part joining technique, and both pay very close attention to the spout which also looks like they use same techniques. I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn they both got taught some stuff by the same person/people
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Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Postby debunix » Feb 27th, '14, 13:33

Hardly seems necessary to wish you happiness with that gorgeous new kyusu on the way--how about wishing that you get to enjoy it for a long, long time?
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